Ping G425 Vs. PXG 0211 DC Irons Comparison Overview

Callaway and Taylormade are always top of the class when it comes to their irons for all levels of play.

The Sim range is a flag ship model from Taylormade with 3 versions to suit high to mid handicap players as well as beginners.

The Apex rand from Callaway also has three versions and the DCB is most forgiving. These irons are perfect for the improving high handicapper.

Callaway Apex DCB Irons Overview

The Apex DCB look to combine new technology for an iron that is long and forgiving but also feels great.

Recent advances in technology have allowed this to previously impossible mix to be achieved in one model.

To start the soles are thick which is condusive to a lot of distance, and the irons are quite long.

The cavity back is designed for a good amount of feel and workability from a cavity back design.

The forged face is carbon steel, light and promoting fast ball speeds and impact. It also gives the club a lot of feel too.

The Callaway Apex DCB irons are the most forgiving in the Apex series. They feature the widest sole width and pronounced offset.

Perimeter tungsten weighting stretches the sleek spot on these game changing irons.

Taylormade Sim Max Irons Overview

The Taylormade Sim Max are one of the most popular iron sets ever released by Taylormade.

Not just in numbers sold but also in the satisfaction of those who bought them.

The irons are quite forgiving for beginners and high handicappers but there that every golfer will be able to use effectively.

The Sim Max has the speed bridge along the back which holds the club together for stability and ball speed.

The Thick Soles are for distance and the speed pocket is low on the face for higher launching shots caught low on the face.

Tungsten perimeter weighting strecthes the sweet spot further as does the inverted cone technology resulting in very long and forgiving irons.

If you struggle with consistency as an improving player but still want to shape your shots, the Apex DCB is an excellent choice.

The Sim Max are perfect for beginners and high handicappers to take their game to the next level with distance and forgiveness.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We didn’t think that the PXG 0211 irons were going to perform much differently than other PXG irons we have tested based on the muscle back design.

However, they did. There was a slight improvement in overall feel and forgiveness. We tested the 4 and 5 irons first and found that we were getting better ball speed on shots around the crown and sole than with other models.

The vibration dampening properties of the COR2 insulation also made the long irons more comfortable on full swings. The PXG 0211 irons also produce pretty good launch angles thanks to moderately generous loft.

The short irons didn’t offer much in the way of workability though. Although, that might not be such an issue for beginners and high handicappers. Still, this is something you may want to consider if you plan on investing in the PXG 0211 irons as a long-term set.

Ping G425 Irons – First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

PXG 0211 Irons Selling Points

  • The faces are made from incredibly thin and strong miraging steel
  • They do actually play longer than the PXG 0311 irons
  • They have a soft feel thanks to the vibration-insulating liner
  • The long irons produce very low spin
  • The PXG 0211 irons have a slightly larger sweet spot than other PXG irons
  • They have a premium muscle back head shape and hollow-body design

G425 – Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control
  • More Performance From A Smaller Head

Who are the PXG 0211 Irons for?

While the PXG 0211 irons are billed as forgiving game-improvement irons, we have our doubts.

Yes, high handicappers and beginners will love the soft feel of these irons. Additionally, the low spin rate in the long irons means that high handicappers will be able to get down the fairway quicker.

However, these irons won’t do much for a high handicapper in terms of accuracy. If you are struggling to produce straight shots with your irons, don’t expect much help from the PXG 0211 irons.

In reality, the PXG 0211 irons would actually be better-suited to mid-handicap players.

If you aren’t having much trouble finding the sweet spot with your irons then the PXG 0211’s would be worth a look.

The 0211 Family

Included in the 0211 series of irons from PXG are the 0211 DC and 0211 ST sets. The 0211 DC irons feature a dual layer of polymer inside the head which helps preserve the maximum amount for energy. These are most certainly distance irons for high to mid handicappers.

The 0211 ST irons on the other hand have a solid-body design and have been triple forged for exceptional feel and enhanced workability. These blade irons feature a muscle back design and offer exceptional greenside spin control which makes them ideal for low handicap players.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who Are The G425 Irons For

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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